Building: XVI century
Built in the Palladian era, the current structure of the Villa has certainly undergone numerous changes in the eighteenth century.
The first reliable information about the property dates back to 1889, when the English poet Robert Browning purchased it by Mr. Gaetano Rossi. Due to the strong influence of the poet, who was a passionate admirer of the Florentine countryside, the house buys that attitude of a noble Tuscan residence, that blends so well with the rolling hills of Asolo.
The Villa was inherited by his son, Robert Wiedemann Barrett Browning who settled permanently in Asolo.
In 1902 he later sold it for a considerable sum to the sold it to engeneer Zennaro, citizen of Treviso, who gave it to his beloved daughter as a present for her wedding with Sebastian Galanti, young man belonging to a wealthy Venetian family. Villa Galanti was for many years a quiet country house used for the summer holidays and hospitality, until the family decided to rent it to the brothers Cimetta, managers of the Refuge of Monte Grappa, who transformed it into an inn and gave it the name of Hotel Belvedere.
In the early '50s, the property changed hands: Rupert Edward Cecil Lee Guinness, who belonged to the famous Irish family, acquired it and retained the destination as an Inn. He is the man of the famous Guinness beer, the businessman, the politician, the philanthropist, the generous supporter of scientific research, the chancellor of the University of Dublin and landowner of an important land in Asolo.
The real turning point came when the Viscount, buying the house in the 60s, decided to turn it into Villa Cipriani, entrusting the management to the founder of the famous Harry 's Bar in Venice, Giuseppe Cipriani. From this moment the decorous Villa is transformed into a refined little jewel in the countryside.
In 1974 Villa Cipriani joined the Ciga Hotels, then passed to Starwood Hotels and Resorts and then finally to a private group.
In 2012 it was purchased by Massimo Zanetti, founder and owner of the Segafredo coffee Group.
Open: All year - Rooms: 27 - Rates: from 225 € to 815 €
The hotel offers some rooms with beautiful terraces offering a spectacular view of the valley and the surrounding mountains, some others overlooking the elegant garden, and still some other with a curious glimpse of Via Canova.
All rooms are furnished with antiques and decorated with fine examples of Italian craftsmanship, such as precious marbles, fine earthenware and elegant watercolors.The hotel offers comfortable king size beds, hypoallergenic pillows, deluxe bathroom amenities, bathrobes and slippers, hair dryer, scale, safe, satellite TV, direct dial telephone, Wi-Fi in the rooms and public areas, air conditioning, room service, 24-hour reception, concierge.
The restaurant developed in two internal rooms and an elegant terrace, is open daily for lunch and dinner. It offers a variety of dishes, ranging from the unique traditional Cipriani’s style, to the regional best recipes from the precious past, to end with the typical and incomparable Mediterranean best specialties.
Special consideration is reserved to vegetarian and vegan cooking.
The restaurant enjoys stunning views over the entire landscape of Asolo. Guests could enjoy also the Bistrot “Rosmarino”, a cozy restaurant located right above the pool, open in the summer, and offering deligthful seasonal dishes, cold or hot, traditional club sandwiches, salads and much more.
Restaurant capacity: 110 persons
- Preferred GIFFTS = Great Initiatives for Today’s (Tomorrow’s) Society 2019
- The Michelin Plate
- Three Red Forks Michelin
A Wellness Area in partnership with Sothys, with a fully equipped gym, sauna, turkish bath, emotional showers, a vast choice of massages and treatments given by qualified personnel, is available to customers to increase their well- being.
The hotel offers outdoor areas, a flowery and enchanting garden, an outdoor restaurant "Bistrot Rosmarino", and the new infinity pool and indoor areas for events and meetings "Sala Contarini" and "Sala Veranda".
Wedding capacity: from 10 to 120 persons, 5 meeting rooms
Our indoor areas and outdoor terraces and gardens are perfect for cocktails, business lunches, receptions, seminars, conferences, workshops, team-building events and exhibitions.
Meeting capacity: from 10 to 100 persons, 2 meeting rooms
Marco Polo Venice, 67.7 km
|Local Attractions||Villa Barbaro in Maser
Villa Emo in Fanzolo
Antonio Canova´s temple in Possagno
Pope Pio X home in Riese
"Brion Tomb" in San Vito
|Golf places||Asolo Golf Club in Cavaso del Tomba
Montebelluna Golf Club
Golf Club Ca'Amata in Castelfranco Veneto
Cappeller Faunal Park
Talking Trees Park
Antonio Canova plaster case gallery in Possagno
Asolo Concerts 2019
Fra sogno e ricordo
Hundreds Horizonts and Asolo´s Palio
Musical Joys 2019 - XV Edizione
Malipiero Concerts 2019, XXIII Festival
Asolo Cinema Festival